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How to properly celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is a fictional holiday turned real-life celebration of female friendship. Created by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, it has turned into a cultural phenomenon that women celebrate together the day before Valentine’s Day.  In Parks and Rec, Knope celebrates Galentine’s Day by bringing …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 2-8: Cheese tasting, global data conference, dance marathon, Pink Martini, Derrick Bell lecture

Friday, Feb. 3: Cheeses of the World, A Tasting Tour: Italy at Provisions Market Hall (296 E. 5th Ave.), 5:30-7 p.m., $30 Provisions Market Hall, Eugene’s specialty market that provides only local and in-season goods, presents the second installation of its series on worldwide artisan cheese exploration. While the first …

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Tea time: Make your own tea to avoid chemicals found in tea bags

During these chilly winter months, it is always comforting to have a hot cup of tea in your hand. Whether you’re facing early midterm studying, freezing cold mornings or simply the need for more water, tea is a drink that students can count on to help them out. Luckily there are …

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Trekking for truffles: The rise of the Oregon truffle

Despite the rain and thick fog that often blankets the Oregon Coast Range, 79-year-old Lee Yamada spent his day in a grim forest with a rake in hand. With his eyes cast toward the ground and rain dripping down his blue hood, he searched the mossy forest floor for a …

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Stay warm this winter with comforting soups

There is no denying that Oregon has had an unusually cold winter this year. The freezing temperatures make it easy to long for comfort foods to keep you feeling warm and cozy all day long. Making these hearty soups will provide students with a comforting, hot meal on an unforgiving, …

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Vegetarian Resolution: new year, no meats

January is a time of year for resolutions, and self improvement often tops the list. For some, a change in diet is a must, but for those willing to convert to vegetarianism, it’s common to lose resolve as the year goes on. University of Oregon student Zach Leherr decided to …

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Festive cookies to impress your friends and family

The holiday season is loaded with cookies. By the time Christmas comes around, it is easy to feel like you have eaten enough green and red sugar cookies to last a lifetime. Mix things up this holiday season with these five creative Christmas cookie recipes. They are sure to make …

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How to show a future Duck the real student experience

Many of us have younger friends or siblings applying to the University of Oregon during this college application season. Our Student Ambassadors do an amazing job giving on-campus tours, but applicants should know what we do outside of school too. For the real University of Oregon experience, take your future …

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Things to do this week: Nov. 24-30 Turkey Trot, German Fall Festival, Nutcracker, Grateful Dead jam

Thursday, Nov. 24: Turkey Trot Eugene starting at Valley River Center (293 Valley River Center), 9 a.m., $25 registration at event On Thanksgiving morning, before you get weighed down with a belly full of turkey and stuffing, Valley River Center will be hosting the Turkey Trot Eugene. The event will …

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How to host a Friendsgiving feast

“Friendsgiving” is upon us! Whether you can’t go home for the short holiday break or you just want to celebrate Thanksgiving twice, Friendsgiving is the best way to eat, drink and be merry with friends while still in Eugene. Friendsgiving, also known as friends coming together to celebrate Thanksgiving, can …

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How to make your stuffing recipe unique this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is so close you can almost smell it. In less than a week, the usual favorites are sure to be seen on tables across the country: mashed potatoes, turkey (or Tofurky), cranberry sauce, mouthwatering stuffing and more. Many families alter some dishes slightly to add a twist to classic recipes. …

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The best teahouses in Tracktown, USA

Being the environmentally-conscious town that it is, Eugene is home to plenty of really special, local teahouses. In order to navigate our town’s web of tea, the Emerald has put together a guide to the best of tea houses around. Townshend’s Teahouse (41 W Broadway and the EMU) This is arguably one …

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Ramen rebooted: How to improve a classic meal

Ramen noodles have long been considered a staple of the college student’s diet. Cheap, easy to make and delicious, Ramen is a go-to meal, but too much of any good thing can get a little boring. This summer Kylie Jenner delighted the world when she released her secret of how …

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Local vegetarian and vegan restaurants you don’t want to miss

Eugene is an incredibly welcoming city for vegetarians and vegans. There are multiple restaurants in the area dedicated to serving animal-free meals, local products and organic produce. The offerings are tremendous, with enough options to keep any vegetarian or vegan munching on new dishes all year round. These four unique …

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Things to do this week Nov. 10-16: Cheese tasting, EUCON, Change Food Festival Viewing, Saturday Market

Friday, Nov. 11: Noble Cheeses of France at Provisions Market Hall (296 E. Fifth Ave.), 5:30 p.m., tickets $30 Provisions Market Hall is hosting a talk, tasting and discussion class with cheese-monger Sam Rollins for those interested in the process of making artisan cheese. With a focus on French cheeses, …

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Creepy cocktails to get you in the Halloween spirit

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s a great time to start thinking about what kinds of spooky drinks you can serve to your party guests, your roommates or simply to yourself. These four creepy cocktails will give you some ideas — plus an option for those under 21 as …

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Fall for pumpkin dessert recipes

Fall is the perfect time to switch on the oven, play some good music and bake a delicious pumpkin dessert. From pies to smoothies, adding pumpkin to a dish turns it into a fall-themed party in your mouth. These five pumpkin dessert recipes are sure to make your taste buds …

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From dorm food to quality cuisine

Remember John Belushi’s infamous stroll through the EMU’s buffet line in 1978’s Animal House? He overstuffs his tray with burgers, desserts, sandwiches and fruit in a scene that now serves as a time capsule for both how the old Fishbowl looked and what the University of Oregon’s residence hall foods …

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Inside the University of Oregon Central Kitchen

Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the University of Oregon central kitchen, which prepares meals for students who live in University housing.

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Remind yourself of home with these Eugene eateries

Are you new to the UO and miss your favorite food from your hometown? Eugene has plenty of eateries that offer cuisines from all over the world, and for a small town, Eugene is big on food. Check out these places before you get homesick. California/Southwest/Latin America: El Super Burrito …

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Things to do this week: Carl Verheyen at WOW Hall, Beer 101, Get The Led Out at McDonald Theatre

Featured: Monday, Sept. 12 — Carl Verheyen Band at WOW Hall (291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401) The Carl Verheyen Band will be making their third appearance at WOW Hall this week as part of their The Grand Design Tour 2016. The tour will continue all along the west …

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Red Wagon to open next week in the EMU basement

Red Wagon Creamery will open a new location on campus next Tuesday, Sept. 6, on the bottom floor of the EMU. Red Wagon started as a pushcart that sold ice cream in Kesey Square back in 2011, but now operates out of a scoop shop in downtown Eugene and runs …

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Ducks On: Pizza!

We asked students to tell us what is the best pizza in town. Did they get it right?    

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Falling Sky’s Pub and Pizzeria may be a new social hub on campus

Bars and pubs often serve as go-to destinations for weary college students and faculty looking to socialize or relax after a long day of class and schoolwork. Since there hasn’t been such a destination on campus since basement coffeehouse The Buzz closed last spring, a new Falling Sky Brewery location aims …

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Why food trucks are vessels for cross-cultural invention

Food trucks have come a long way in the mind of the foodie. Once, they were seen as ‘roach coaches’ that lurked in back alleys and sold questionable tacos. Today, they have a strong foothold in Willamette Valley culture. “It’s been a lot of work to convince people that food …

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Ducks Taste Test Beyonce’s Lemonade

In Beyoncé’s video accompaniment to her album Lemonade, she outlines various emotions through song and through prose. She implies that her grandmother’s lemonade is a source of healing, emphasizing the metaphor that although someone may receive lemons, they can make sweet lemonade with them. We made the lemonade recipe Beyonce recited …

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International recipes: South Korea, Japan, Thailand

Every culture has a few dishes that best represents its culinary traditions. Three students from the University of Oregon shared their favorite recipes from their home countries. Naeun Kim is a business student from Seoul, South Korea. She misses the spicy foods from home, but she still makes this Korean street food …

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Emerald Recommends the dining spots to have your parents take you

It’s nearly graduation season, which means that (a) time to start pretending you’re an adult, except for (b) those times when your folks come to town and you don’t have to foot the bill for dinner. Today, the Emerald recommends some of the best spots around town to have your …

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Local Foods Fair expected to feature ‘Eugene vibe’ this Saturday

This Saturday, nine local food vendors from the Eugene area will provide samples to the public from 1-4 p.m. outside Sundance Natural Foods, a local grocery store in south Eugene. The Local Foods Fair is hosted by Toby’s Family Foods, Sundance Natural Foods and Genesis Organic Juice. The event will …

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Early sales for recreational edibles loom as pot industry matures

In January, the Emerald spoke with Eugene-based entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry whose businesses were soon to undergo dramatic changes during the Oregon State Senate session in February. Here, we revisit these businesses, as they are pressed to meet new production standards from the Oregon Health Authority and edibles are …

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